Minneapolis has quite a few delicious Vietnamese restaurants due to a strong Hmong population. Most of these restaurants are concentrated in the Eat Street area of Minneapolis (Nicollet around 26th St). While I was very familiar with Quang’s and Jasmine Deli, I had never been to Pho 79, which is one of Andrew Zimmern’s favorite spots for pho. Being in the mood for pho, I decided to try it out and write a quick post.
With a very modest store front, you might not notice it among many other similar restaurants in the area. Also similar to the other locations nearby, it is relatively small on the inside.
Food & Drink:
I came here for pho and stuck with my plan, although they do serve a number of other dishes. Below are a couple pictures showing what was served as well as the typical array of condiments found at most of the Vietnamese restaurants in the area. As was to be expected, the pho was excellent. Great broth and a huge bowl, which I barely finished.
Almost all of the pho are under $8, which is in line with the other restaurants in the area. I always find this an awesome deal considering the giant bowl of deliciousness that you are served. Nothing beat pho for lunch on a cold Minnesota winter day.